Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Cat Clock

This is perfect for the man who has pussy on his brain all day long! Not only does this charming conversation piece feature pictures of kitties at each hour, it also has a moving tail. What better way to spend a day than chasing tail?

God Bless The Bradford Exchange.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Artist trading cards

I made these awhile back. They were of random people I saw and created on Strathmore Artist Trading Cards Bristol Board with pencil, pen and ink. I like the concept of having artists create trading cards to create and share. I guess I'll have to make enough to trade.

Crazy spams

I love these two bizarrely poetic and schizophrenic spams that I got today so much that I had to share them. The first was from my dear, dear, friend Agnes Walker. In her subject line she plainly reminds me, "I talk like a valley girl". Tell it like it is sister. Now imagine her reading this message in her Valley Girl voice;

It makes no difference who you are . The things we mean to say.
How are you? my new friend! Pretty woman here!

Notice the thoughtful, almost poetic way in which Agnes writes. She may be spam but she has soul and apparently looks like Julia Roberts.

I saw your profile on some website and decided to drop you
few lines. I am moving to your area in few days and looking for a man
partner who could show me around and who knows what might come out of this.
I am moving from the other part of the world.

Details aren't necessary Agnes, when you say "other part of the world" I know what you mean. I know it in my heart place.

Will send you my pic once you reply. Give me one more night, give me just one more night. I will always be with you.

What I love so much about Agnes' correspondence is how quickly her mood shifts and how sporadic her writing is. It's very conversational but also crazy! Two things I look for in my imaginary friends. We've only just met and never seen each other but boy is she ready to commit! She insists I give her one more night yet we've never even met!

Another fake spam friend of mine named Cindy Sanchez also wrote to me today and tells it like it is right in the subject line, "safe but crazy". Ain't no shame Cindy, ain't no shame. She's another sexy schizo who jumps right into her message, with pure white stars Exotic sweetness a magical time. But if i said to you please don't do it. Hullo! my new friend! Where is my man? I am woman looking for one."

Who has time for proper greetings Cindy—who has time?! She gets right to the message and then reminds me of our close bond. Am I her man? Have we met? Is she really crazy? Who cares! All that matters is she is safe with an exotic sweetness to her. Safe but crazy.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Illustration Friday – Subtract

This was a piece that I did for Illustration Friday but never submitted because I didn't think it was quite finished. The one word that week was "subtract" and this is what I came up with.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Zombie book illustrations

Here are illustrations that I did for a book that sadly aren't going to be used. The publisher is going with another illustrator due to marketing reasons. Still they make a good portfolio piece.

They are famous authors and the book is a Cliff Notes version of famous stories with zombies, werewolves and vampires interjected. Sounds cool so I'm bummed that they're not using my work. Let me know what you think and enjoy!

Mary Shelley
Joseph Conrad
Emily Bronte
Charlotte Bronte
Charles Dickens
William Shakespeare — Romeo & Juliet
Nathaniel Hawthorne

Mark Twain

William Shakespeare — Hamlet